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Old 07-14-2013, 04:25 PM
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President Barack Obama issued a long-awaited response Sunday afternoon to the acquittal of George Zimmerman Saturday evening, reminding Americans to temper "passions," and that "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken."

He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."

In March 2012, Obama had lent his political weight to those pressing for Zimmerman's prosecution, saying that "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." In his statement Sunday, he did not comment on calls by the NAACP and others for a Department of Justice prosecution of Zimmerman on civil rights grounds.

Obama's push for gun control laws foundered earlier this year in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Obama Responds to Zimmerman Verdict: 'Stem the Tide of Gun Violence'--For Trayvon

Again, obama turning a tragedy into a political opportunity to try and sway the country on his vision of gun control, this man has no shame.
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Obama Responds to Zimmerman Verdict: 'Stem the Tide of Gun Violence'--For Trayvon

Again, obama turning a tragedy into a political opportunity to try and sway the country on his vision of gun control, this man has no shame.
reminding Americans to temper "passions," and that "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken."

He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."


Yeah That's horrible that he would say things like that.
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reminding Americans to temper "passions," and that "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken."

He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."


Yeah That's horrible that he would say things like that.
he not only turned it political, but he left out the apology to Zimmerman for his racist remarks back in 2012 when this first started.
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So is Obama saying to let someone bash your head into the ground?
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he not only turned it political, but he left out the apology to Zimmerman for his racist remarks back in 2012 when this first started.
What racist remarks would that be, pray tell?
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he not only turned it political, but he left out the apology to Zimmerman for his racist remarks back in 2012 when this first started.
He had a golden opportunity to address his own massive failure in race relations and passed in favor of pushing gun control. Idiot could have done something positive but once again passed on that for his agenda.
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What racist remarks would that be, pray tell?
"If I had a son he would look like Trayvon". Really? Would he be suspended from school sporting the gold grill and calling girls bitches and hoes? Would his name be No Limit Prezkid Nigga? And after all that it's the guns fault. Give me a break.
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reminding Americans to temper "passions," and that "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken."

He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."


Yeah That's horrible that he would say things like that.
If this clown wanted to "stem gun violence," he could have stared a long time ago with the guns that his Administration so blithely sent to Mexican drug gangs.

Or maybe he could address the rampant violence in his supposed home city of Chicago?

Or maybe he can act like a President instead of a pestilential "community organizer," and butt out of local law enforcement matters and try to keep North Korea or Iran from nuking anybody?
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Again, obama turning a tragedy into a political opportunity to try and sway the country on his vision of gun control, this man has no shame.
In the shooting below the cold blooded killers were black, and the victim white.

No case can be made that anyone was acting in self defense.

No one overreacted.

No one can be accused of racism against a minority.

Obviously, it did not fit the Pontificator in Chief's Narrative. No vote would likely have been gained by his intrusion into this murder investigation, and so it was seemingly not worth his time and effort.

It was just a hellish, cold blooded, wholly intentional murder of an infant by a teenager looking the child in the face when he pulled the trigger.

But the killers and the victims were the wrong colors to serve the interests of the people who've made a national issue of the Zimmerman case.

Baby shot dead in stroller; 2 Georgia teens charged - CNN.com
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Two teen boys in this coastal city were charged with murder Friday, accused in the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy who was in a stroller being pushed by his mother.
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"A boy approached me and told me he wanted my money, and I told him I didn't have any money. And he said, 'Give me your money or I'm going to kill you and I'm going to shoot your baby and kill your baby,' and I said, 'I don't have any money,' and 'Don't kill my baby.'"

The boy tried to grab her purse and opened fire when she said tried to tell him she had no money, West said, with the shot grazing her head. She said the boy then shot her in the leg.

West continued, "And then, all of a sudden, he walked over and he shot my baby in the face."
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reminding Americans to temper "passions," and that "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken."

He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."


Yeah That's horrible that he would say things like that.
How about stemming the tide of violence by poor, young black men??? Unfortuantely, that's a demographic that is plagued by the violence. If it hadn't been for Martin's violent attack, he would still be alive today. THAT'S the issue that needs addressing. Stop the overall trend of violence among these young men and get them back on track to fulfill thier potential for being great men and you stop a huge portion of the "gun violence" in this country.
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